Call it a new spin on take your kid to work day. In a recent appearance on Good Morning Britain, Angelina Jolie shared that four members of the Jolie-Pitt clan appear in their mother’s latest film, Kung Fu Panda 3.
Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 9, and Knox, 7, all voice minor characters in the animated film. After a day at work with their mom, they joked that her job is “so easy” after seeing her in action: “I think it backfired a little because I did say, ‘okay you’re going to come to mommy’s work,'” said Jolie. “They see me on set every day doing things and directing but this was a moment of seeing me act—you’re going to do some lines, you’re going to act. They all went in, they took it very seriously and then in the car, they were like, ‘that’s what you do? It’s so easy.'” The star admitted the kids were initially shy but ended up “having a lot of fun with it.”
Jolie also discussed how she and husband Brad Pitt handle fan encounters when their children are present: “We only explain it so they are not afraid when they see people coming at you with a camera because it can feel aggressive,” she said. “We always say it’s just because people are interested in films, and because of films, people take pictures.”
But the Jolie-Pitt kids are no stranger to the family business. Vivienne, 7, played baby Aurora in Maleficent (Jolie played the title character), while Zahara and Pax , 12, had minor walk-on roles. Maddox, 14, is also helping his mother with pre-production for her next project, an adaptation of Loung Ung’s First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.
[h/t Hello Magazine]
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US